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Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: Klaúdios Ptolemaîos; c. AD 90 – c. 168), known in English as Ptolemy (), was a Roman citizen of Egypt who wrote in Greek. He was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer and a poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in Egypt under Roman rule, and is believed to have been born in the town of Ptolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid. He died in Alexandria around AD 168.

Ptolemy was the author of several scientific treatises, at least three of which were of continuing importance to later Islamic and European science. The first is the astronomical treatise now known as the Almagest (in Greek, ? ?????? ????????, "The Great Treatise", originally ?????????? ????????, "Mathematical Treatise"). The second is the Geography, which is a thorough discussion of the geographic knowledge of the Greco-Roman world. The third is the astrological treatise known sometimes in Greek as the Apotelesmatika (??????????????), more commonly in Greek as the Tetrabiblos (??????????? "Four books"), and in Latin as the Quadripartitum (or four books) in which he attempted to adapt horoscopic astrology to the Aristotelian natural philosophy of his day.

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Total Books: 20
Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos Or Quadripartite Being Four Books of the Influence of the Stars
Ptolemy'S Tetrabiblos Or Quadripartite Being Four Books of the Influence of the Stars
Ancient India as Described by Ptolemy
2009 - Ancient India As Described By Ptolemy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150106002
ISBN-10: 115010600X

Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos
2009 - Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217040617
ISBN-10: 0217040616

Ptolemy's Geography  An Annotated Translation of the Theoretical Chapters
Ptolemy's Geography
2000 - Ptolemy's Geography (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780691010427
ISBN-10: 0691010420
Genres: History, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation, Substores

Ptolemy's Almagest
1998 - Ptolemy's Almagest (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691002606
ISBN-10: 0691002606
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation

Composition mathmatique de Claude Ptolme ou astronomie ancienne suivie des Notes de M Delambre
1992 - Composition Mathmatique De Claude Ptolme Ou Astronomie Ancienne Suivie Des Notes De M Delambre [2 volumes] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782853670692
ISBN-10: 2853670694

Cosmography Maps from Ptolemys Geography
1990 - Cosmography Maps From Ptolemys Geography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781854221032
ISBN-10: 1854221035
Genre: Reference

The Almagest
1984 - The Almagest [Duckworth classical, medieval, and renaissance editions] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780715615881
ISBN-10: 0715615882
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math

1940 - Tetrabiblos [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434993505
ISBN-10: 0434993506

1940 - Tetrabiblos (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674994799
ISBN-10: 0674994795
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Cosmography [Codices e Vaticanis selecti quam simillime expressi iussu Ioannis Pauli PP II concilio et opera curatorum Bibliothecae Vaticanae - Latin Edition] (Other)
Die Geographie des Ptolemaeus Galliae Germania Raetia Noricum Pannoniae Illyricum Italia Handschriften Text und Untersuchung
Die Geographie Des Ptolemaeus Galliae Germania Raetia Noricum Pannoniae Illyricum Italia Handschriften Text Und Untersuchung [Roman History - German and Greek Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780405071928
ISBN-10: 0405071922
Genre: Nonfiction

Ptolemy's Theory of Visual Perception An English Translation of the Optics With Introduction and Commentary
Ptolemy's Theory of VIsual Perception an English Translation of the Optics with Introduction and Commentary [Transactions of the American Philosophical Society] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780871698629
ISBN-10: 0871698625
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation

Cosmografia [Latin Edition] (Other)